A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members. Topics: The Beulah Show, TV Show
African American "Beulah Brown" premiered in 1939, when white american actor Marlin Hurt portrayed her on radio program "Hometown Incorporated." In 1943 "she" moved on to star in "That's Life" and in late 1944, walked over to play on the "Johnson's Wax Program with Fibber McGee & Molly." In 1945, Marlin Hurt and Beulah spun off into "The Marlin Hurt and Beulah Show." Hurt suffered a fatal heart attack during the 1946 season, at... Topics: The Beulah Show, Old Time Radio
Rare episode of the forgotten 50's sitcom "The Beulah Show", The first sitcom to feature an African American woman in the lead role. Starring Hattie McDaniel, best known for her part in "Gone With The Wind". Although the show ran for several seasons, only 7 episodes still exist, Making this the TV equivalent of a "Partially lost film". Aired 12 August 1952. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, Fifties, 1950's, The Beulah Show, Hattie McDaniel
This episode had been uploaded before (see: "The Advice Columnist"), but with lower picture quality. This 1950s sitcom was about an African-American domestic named "Beulah", working for her white employers. The show was controversial even at the time, interestingly enough. This episode stars the great Louise Beavers. Stereotypical, and the writing is cliche and weak, but it could be worse. Much worse. (if this is out-of-sync, please don't rate. Post a non-rating review, and... Topics: Classic TV, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Television, controversial, Stereotypes, Louise Beavers, The Beulah...